The Blue Olives

The Blue Olives

 Madison, Wisconsin, USA

A 7 piece band with horns, The Blue Olives have been energizing crowds since the mid 90's with a massive fusion blast of rock, funk, blues, jazz and R&B. They've played over 3100 shows in 9 states (120+ shows/yr) & are regularly booked at House of Blues-Chicago & Hard Rock Cafe.



Regular artists at House of Blues- Chicago, The Blue Olives (based out of Madison, WI) have performed over 3100 shows in 9 states and play 120+ shows a year. Sassy horns, 4 lead vocalists, killer vocal harmonies, searing guitar and funky bass & rhythm sections are the cornerstones of this powerhouse band. Known as one of the fiercest jam bands around, with over 400 songs in repertoire and 4 albums released, this group easily goes from playing formal corporate events to large venue rock concert atmospheres.


Opened for Lynyrd Skynyrd ('05), Eddie Money ('10), Ronnie Montrose ('11) & Super Diamond ('12)
Have played Summerfest (Milwaukee) 5 times
Voted Madison's Favorite Blues Band- 2011 Isthmus Reader Poll
Feature artist: 105.5FM-Madison's Studio M Show (2011)
3 time MAMAs (Madison Area Music Awards) winner: Best Vocal Ensemble & Cover Band (2010), Best Jazz Ensemble (2009)

They've shared venues & stages with Santana, Sting, Robin Trower, Ted Nugent, Los Lobos, James Taylor, Steve Winwood and more!

Influences: Robben Ford, BB King, Frank Zappa, Jeff Beck, John Mayer, Carlos Santana, ZZ Top, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Steely Dan, Jimmy Herring, Jazz is Dead, Miles Davis, Victor Wooten, Neville Brothers, Maceo Parker, Tower of Power


1996: Raw
1998: Juice
2001: Ripe
2009: Marmalade
2011: Pimento Project

Set List


1996: Raw (live) | 1998: Juice | 2000: Ripe | 2009: Marmalade | 2011: Pimento Project

Set Lists:
Over 400 songs in repertoire: rock, blues, funk, jazz, R&B fusion.



The Blue Olives are one of the fiercest jam bands you will ever see and covers all have their own unique Blue Olives twists, turns and rewrites. Many, when performed live, will take on a whole new life of their own and can be anywhere from a 4 minute to 15 minute song. One of the many spectacular things about booking The Blue Olives!

Word Up
Cheap Sunglasses
Some Kind Of Wonderful
Respect/I’ll Take You There
Never Loved A Man
Tell Me Something Good
Never Been To Spain
House Is Rockin’
Should I Stay or Should I Go
Franklin’s Tower/You Can’t Always Get What You Want
Can’t You See/Hey Jude
Bobbie McGee
Love The One You’re With
Too Rolling Stoned
Bridge Of Sighs
Night By Night
Kid Charlemagne